ICU and Emergency

Spread of S. Capitis Clone Linked To Late-Onset NICU Sepsis

An unexpected global distribution of the Staphylococcus capitis (S. capitis) NRCS-A clone is implicated in cases of late-onset sepsis in neonatal... Read more

Air Transport in Paediatric Trauma: Should Parents Come Too?

Helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) crew members and other pre-hospital clinicians must make on-site decisions about whether to allow... Read more

ESA 2014: Maquet Symposium on Modern Inhalation Anesthesia

SPONSORED LUNCH SYMPOSIUM MODERN INHALATION ANESTHESIA, STILL ROOM FOR PROGRESS ? Date: Sunday, June 1st Time: 12.15 - 13.15 Location: Room A4/A5 Chairman:... Read more

Sepsis Involved In More Than A Third Of Hospital Deaths

A study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Diego reports that sepsis contributes to death in one out... Read more

Diabetic Heart Attack Survivors Benefit From Intensive Insulin Therapy

Diabetic patients who received intensified insulin treatment following a heart attack survived for two years longer than patients treated with... Read more

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Nidhi Nikhani, MD, shares  6 steps to implement ultrasonography in critical care, based on implementing ultrasound-guided central venous catheterisation (CVC) at Banner Health.1. Define clinical challenges to be solved by implementing bedside ultrasound Banner Health faced the challenge of placing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines.... Read more

Zoom On Bin DuProf. Bin Du, MD, obtained his medical degree in Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in 1994, when he joined the Department of Critical Care Medicine at PUMC Hospital. In 2005 he become a Professor and the Director of Medical ICU, PUMC Hospital.Dr. Bin Du is the Past President of the Chinese Society of Critical Care Medicine (CSCCM) and... Read more

Dr Marik  is Professor of Medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and was an ICU attending at Baragwanath Hospital, in Soweto, South Africa. During this time he obtained a Master... Read more

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High-End Transport Ventilation Around the World

2015 28 Oct

Interview with Georg Keunecke of FAI rent-a-jet AG on the global use of the HAMILTON-T1 as an ICU transport ventilator. Georg Keunecke is the Chief Flight Paramedic and Representative for Medical Devices with FAI rent-a-jet AG (dba Flight Ambulance International). Headquartered at the Nuremberg International Airport, the company serves a wide range... Read more

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Clinical And Economic Effects Of The i-Stat POCT Solution

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   In Germany, emergency departments (EDs) often suffer from overcrowding, which may lead to stressful working conditions, increased risks for patients and costs for additional staff, as well as for investments in equipment. Furthermore, overcrowding has the potential to extend patient waiting times, in some cases rising up to 6 hours and... Read more

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Establishment of Ambulatory Emergency Services at James Paget University Hospital

2016 09 Dec

INTRODUCTION   A study of emergency admissions in England found that over a quarter of admissions did not require an overnight stay (length of stay [LoS] of zero).1  This suggests that many emergency patients could benefit from ambulatory emergency care (AEC).1   Fundamental to AEC is the identification and management of patients with acute medical... Read more

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 Jacqueline Pflaum-Carlson

Early Sepsis Management

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Frailty in the Critically Ill Patient

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Value-Based Healthcare in 2017

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Renal Replacement Therapy for Acute Kidney Injury: Questions Remain

Eric Hoste is Professor in Medicine and Head of Clinic at Ghent University...

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